Morning sickness justifies extending time; Legal representation granted in drug test dismissal case; Constructive dismissal by phone justified after vehicle log book failure; Refusal to accept a large settlement not unreasonable, says FWC; and "Informal chat" insufficient consultation for horse trainer redundancy.
An employer's decision not to make permanent a driver with Asperger's even though he passed a comprehensive physical and functional assessment was "unfair and irrational" but did not breach anti-discrimination laws, a tribunal has ruled.
A union delegate will be reinstated after the Federal Court ruled that his employer engaged in adverse action when it targeted him for retrenchment and failed to genuinely consult with the union and employees or adhere to the agreement's redundancy provisions.
A confectionery company discriminated against an employee when it failed to consider, or give him an opportunity to propose, adjustments that might have enabled him to continue working, a tribunal has found.
A legally-qualified former lecturer who claims she was psychologically-injured by alleged sex and pregnancy discrimination at a sandstone university has failed in a bid to join four academics as respondents to her case.
The FWC has found that an employee, who was described as a "lackey" and had his appearance likened to a "dwarf" by colleagues was subjected to incidents of unreasonable behaviour in the workplace, but was not bullied because the behaviour was not "repetitious".
A tribunal has found that the Australian Human Rights Commission denied employees with intellectual disabilities procedural fairness when it approved a discrimination exemption for a widely used tool to assess disability wages.
A tribunal has found a male post office manager repeatedly s-xually harassed a female employee physically, verbally and via SMS, notes and a Valentine's Day card, before likening her to a Lamborghini sitting in a garage that he no longer wanted if he couldn't drive it.
A NSW government agency must pay a former employee more than $180,000 plus interest for economic loss, pain, suffering and general damages for its discriminatory treatment of her and its failure to make reasonable adjustments after her diagnosis with Crohn's Disease.
The Federal Circuit Court has found a newspaper publisher took adverse action when it forced a full-time journalist to sign a take-it-or-leave it statement reducing him to two days a week - with unspecified entitlements to be paid in instalments - and sacked him when he complained.